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Redesign of Local Women’s Shelter

April 27, 2010

I am working with several other DC based interior designers and decorators to redesign a local women’s shelter.  I am working on the playroom/TV viewing room.  I am very excited to be part of this effort. The first official work day is this Friday, April 30th.  I am overjoyed with the positive response I have received from many of our local partners and vendors who have agreed to help, to include:

  • Coveys Carpets:  Is providing an area rug
  • Art & Frame:  Is providing a custom designed mirror for the kids’ dress up area
  • Martin Stupak:  Is providing construction materials and labor to encase a support beam for the safety of the children
  • Already Covered:  Is providing reupholstery labor to create new covers for the sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman cushions.
  • The Closet Factory:  Is providing a custom made TV cabinet with doors to help enclose all TV components
  • Arlington Home Interiors:  Is providing kids’ dress up items
  • Anh Nguyen of State Farm Insurance:  Is providing a monetary donation to help with project costs
  • Deb Broockerd of The Closet Factory: Is providing a monetary donation to help with project costs
  • Decor by Denise:  Is providing the new vinyl for the reupholstery of the sofa, loveseat, ottoman and chair cushions, in addition to providing drapery panels, panel hardware track , design plan, donor coordination and the labor to implement all the changes in the room. 

There are still a few items I am working on, but these are the donations I have been able to secure to date.  Thank you one and all for all your help and support to date!  I will provide updates as the project progresses through the final delivery date of May 12th.  I have attached a few BEFORE pictures below so that you can appreciate the transformation as it progresses. 

6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2010 8:14 am

    You know, what you guys have been doing here is SO inspirational!! Definitely something to aspire to get done here in Norway.


    • May 25, 2010 1:07 pm

      I will have after shots this week. We are in the middle of a studio remodel, so I am a bit behind posting the after shots and the links to all the other designers’ blogs with their photos. Stay tuned, will post them soon. The changes are dramatic and brought tears to the women’s eyes!

  2. September 16, 2010 4:19 am

    Sounds like a very worthy cause! would love to see the results. It’s amazing how we can use our talents & gifts to bless others. Keep up the good work

    • September 17, 2010 10:47 pm

      The project was very rewarding. If you want to see our results and the results of the other designers who were involved, check out my blog under the ‘Charity Work’ category entitled, “Final “Shelter Chic” Update: Before & After Pictures.” We got the room that was left over when everyone was selecting rooms. We couldn’t change the wall color and had some other requirements/restrictions, but the transformation was pretty significant and impactful. We still get emails thanking us for the redesign effort.

  3. Hope Gamble permalink
    September 16, 2010 4:21 am

    What a great idea for a community outreach project! I’m sure everything turned out beautiful!

    Hope E. Gamble
    HPG Business Solutions

    • September 17, 2010 10:45 pm

      Thanks for checking out my blog. If you select the ‘Charity Work’ category on the right hand side of the blog, and then select the blog post, ‘Final “Shelter Chic” Update: Before & After Pictures’ you will see the room we worked on. There are also links at the bottom to see everyone else’s work. We got the room that no one wanted, but it had the biggest impact as it is the place where kids play and adults relax.

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